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New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu runs with the ball during the Rugby Championship second round match against Argentina in La Plata, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo) New Zealand won 54-15 against Argentina to win the Rugby Championship.
We Believe: Europe pulls off improbable comeback
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The scoreboard said 10-6 and just about everyone figured the Ryder Cup was over. Everyone, that is, but the Europeans. There was so much energy and excitement in Europe’s team room Saturday night that Ian Poulter just knew they were on the verge of something special. “The atmosphere was like we had a twopoint lead,” Poulter said. “We’re four points down. You’re not going to turn around and say you’re going to win, but we knew we had a little chance.” A chance, and a belief in themselves, was all they needed. Point by point, they painted the scoreboard blue on Sunday. That deficit was gone by the time the first six groups finished, and that’s when the fun really began. One, two, three matches flipped in Europe’s favor on the last two holes, and 13 years after glumly watching the U.S. celebrate its epic comeback at Brookline, the Europeans had one of their own.
They partied on the 18th green, exchanging hugs with anyone in arm’s reach. They wrapped themselves in their own country’s flags and climbed the bridge between the clubhouse and the first tee. As giddy fans serenaded them with choruses of “Ole! Ole! Ole!” the players passed around oversized bottles of champagne, taking swigs and spraying the crowd with bubbly. It was a scene the late Seve Ballesteros would have loved, and European captain Jose Maria Olazabal didn’t even bother trying to hide the tears as he looked skyward. His dear friend and “Spanish Armada” partner was never far from the Europeans’ minds or hearts this week, and they carried him with them Sunday, wearing his silhouette on their sleeves. “What you did out there today was outstanding,” Olazabal said. “You believed, and you delivered. And I’m very proud that you have kept Europe’s hand on this Ryder Cup. All men die, but not all men live. And you made me feel alive again this week.”
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ATLANTA (AP) — ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Bryant kicked a 40-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Falcons rallied to beat the Carolina Panthers 30-28 on Sunday. The Falcons have won all four of their matches this season and are off to their best start since 2004, when they reached the NFC championship game. Despite taking a career-high seven sacks, Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes for Atlanta. Bryant added three field goals. The Panthers, with one win in four matches, nearly clinched it on Cam Newton’s run with just over a minute remaining, but he fumbled the ball while trying to dive for the necessary yardage. Carolina recovered and wound up punting, downing the ball at the Atlanta 1. But Ryan immediately got the Falcons out of the hole, throwing a 59-yard pass to Roddy White. Four plays later, Bryant won it. TEXANS 38, TITANS 14 HOUSTON (AP) — Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns and Matt Schaub threw two TD passes. Arian Foster had a touchdown run for the Texans (4-0), who are off to the best start in club history. Titans quarterback Jake Locker left in the first quarter and did not return after hurting his left, non-throwing shoulder on a hit by Glover Quin. Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes in relief of Locker for the Titans (1-3). Chris Johnson carried 25 times for 141 yards, more than tripling his rushing total through the first three games. CARDINALS 24, DOLPHINS 21, OT GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) — Jay Feely kicked a 46-yard field goal 6:31 into overtime to keep Arizona unbeaten. The Cardinals (4-0) forced overtime when Kevin Kolb threw a 15-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Andre Roberts with 22 seconds to play in regulation. Two big defensive plays set up the final two Arizona scores. First, Daryl Washington sacked rookie Ryan Tannehill, whose fumble was recovered by Vonnie Holliday at the Arizona 49 and the Cardinals moved downfield to score. The winning field goal came after Tannehill was hit by Paris Lenon as he threw and Kerry Rhodes came up with an interception. Tannehill threw for 431 yards. Brian Hartline set a Dolphins record with 253 yards receiving on 12 catches. 49ERS 34, JETS 0 EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — Carlos Rogers returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown, and San Francisco ran for more than 200 yards. Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick — on a wildcat-style option — all ran for scores as the 49ers (3-1) bounced back from a loss at Minnesota. Rather than head back to the West Coast, coach Jim Harbaugh chose to have his team stay in eastern Ohio — and it apparently helped.
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Bryant’s field goal leads Falcons past the Panther 30-28
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Defending champs make it to the girls softball title game
By Jeff Hayner Samoa News Reporter
Orioles beat Boston and gain tie for AL East lead
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first playoff berth since 1997, extending their winning streak to four by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Sunday as Nate McLouth, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis hit solo homers. With three games left, the Orioles (92-67) are tied with the New York Yankees for the AL East lead and already have 23 more wins than a year ago. Baltimore and New York both clinched no worse than a wild card when the Los Angeles Angels lost to Texas 8-7 Sunday night. New York begins a season-ending series against visiting Boston on Monday night, and the Orioles are at Tampa Bay Joe Saunders (3-3) allowed three runs, eight hits and no walks in 7 1-3 innings, and Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 50th save. Boston (69-90) has lost 90 games for the first time since 1966. Zach Stewart (0-2) gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings. yANKEES 9, BLUE JAyS 6 TORONTO (AP) — Eduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly, and the Yankees overcame a 5-1 deficit and clinched their 17th playoff berth in 18 years. Toronto took a 5-1 lead in the fifth against Phil Hughes, but the Yankees closed in the sixth on a run-scoring pitch by Henderson Alvarez and tied it an inning later on Ichiro Suzuki’s sacrifice fly, Robinson Cano’s RBI double against Steve Delabar and Aaron Loup’s run-scoring wild pitch. Boone Logan (7-2) got the final two outs of the seventh. Darren Oliver (3-4) was the loser. ANGELS 5, RANGERS 4 RANGERS 8, ANGELS 7 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in six runs as Texas clinched its third straight playoff berth. Napoli’s second homer in the nightcap was a go-ahead three-run shot in the third. Two-time defending AL champion Texas (93-66) can be no worse than a wild card. Los Angeles (88-71) trails Oakland (91-68) by three games for the AL’s second wild card with three games left. After blowing a save in the opener by allowing Torii Hunter’s two-run double with two outs in the ninth, Joe Nathan worked the ninth in the nightcap for his 37th save. Derek Holland (12-6) got the win. Los Angeles took a quick 4-0 lead in the nightcap that Ervin Santana (9-13) quickly squandered. In the opener, Garrett Richards (4-3) retired Nelson Cruz with two runners on in the eighth, and Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save. Mike Trout became the first major league rookie to reach 30 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. ATHLETICS 5, MARINERS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth with a home run off Shawn Kelley (2-4) as Oakland closed on its first playoff berth in six years. Josh Reddick connected with a two-run shot for his team-leading 32nd homer two batters later as the A’s completed a three-game sweep. Sean Doolittle (2-1) pitched a perfect eighth for the win, and Grant Balfour finished for his 22nd save. TIGERS 2, TWINS 1 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince Fielder hit a two-run, opposite-field homer to left off Jared Burton (3-2), his 30th of the season, and Detroit opened a season-high, three-game lead over the second-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central with three games to play. Detroit, which lost to Texas in last year’s AL championship series, closes at Kansas City while Chicago is at Cleveland. Miguel Cabrera, who is trying to become the first player since 1967 to win the triple crown, went 0 for 3 with an intentional walk, dropping his AL-leading batting average to .325. Minnesota’s Joe Mauer went 3 for 4 with an intentional walk to raise his average to .323. Phil Coke (2-3) got the win in relief and Jose Valverde picked up his 34th save. RAyS 6, WHITE SOX 2 CHICAGO (AP) — David Price (20-5) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings to become Tampa Bay’s first 20-game winner, B.J. Upton hit his 27th and 28th homers and Tampa Bay (88-71) remained three games behind Oakland for the AL’s second wild-card berth with three games left. Tampa Bay won for the 10th time in 11 games. Chicago, which held at least a share of the AL Central lead from July 24 until Wednesday, has lost 10 of 12. Jose Quintana (6-6) gave up four runs and six hits in four innings. INDIANS 15, ROyALS 3 CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera capped a 10-run fifth inning with a grand slam as Cleveland tied season highs for runs and hits (19), improving to 2-1 under interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. Zach McAllister (6-8) pitched five-hit ball over 6 2-3 innings, allowing three runs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar (8-16) was tagged for nine runs over 4 2-3 innings.
Retiring Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones tips his helmet to the standing ovation during his last regular season at-bat in the seventh inning of their baseball game against the New (AP Photo/David Tulis) York Mets at Turner Field Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Atlanta.
The Fa’asao Marist Cougars made it to the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Softball Championship game, by defeating the Leone Lions 9- 8, this past Saturday in the playoffs. The Cougars who are seeded #2 in these playoffs, were able to down the #3 seeded Lions in perhaps one of the most exciting games of the season, that saw good hitting and better than average fielding. The Cougars are now awaiting the winner of today’s playoff game between the Tafuna Warriors and Samoana Sharks. The #1 seeded Warriors and #4 seeded Sharks were supposed to meet last Saturday to see who would advance to the championship game, but the game had to be rescheduled to today at 4:00 p.m. at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. In a recap of last Saturday’s game, the Lions got on the board first in a quick start but the middle innings belonged to the Cougars as they took the lead late in the game. The Lions tried to pull out a rally, too little too late. The Lions were the #2 team all season going into the last part of the second half of the season, when they dropped their last 3 games in the regular season, forcing them down to the #3 spot and then dropping their playoff game, making it 4 losses in a row. In today’s playoff game, the highly favored Warriors will have their have their hands full as they take on the underdogs from Samoana, who made a late surge in the second half of the season, finding their stride just at the right time. Now the defending champion Cougars, are waiting and watching to see who they will be competing against defending their ASHSAA Girls Softball Championship Title. The championship game is slated for this coming Wednesday October 3 with a scheduled starting time of 4:00 p.m. at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. ASHSAA Softball Coordinator Clayton ‘Boom’ Mahuka wishes to invite the public out to both of these games in support of ASHSAA sports. Reach the reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydnee Samoa of the Fa’asao Marist Cougars Girls Softball Team attempting to slide into home plate, where she was tagged out by the Leone Lions catcher Paige Fuimaono last Saturday at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field during the first playoff game of the ASHSAA Girls Softball League. The #2 seeded Cougars defeated the #3 seeded Lions by a score of 9-8 and will play for [photo: Jeff Hayner] championship title this week.
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No. 1 Bama enters open date before tough stretch
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama can enjoy a relaxing Saturday without the stress of trying to pull out a tight game. OK, the Crimson Tide hasn’t had to deal with much of that, anyway, going into its open date. Alabama (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), the unanimous top-ranked team in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, knows that the heart of the schedule awaits upon its return after a string of blowouts and a more competitive 33-14 win over Mississippi on Saturday night. “I think it’s well needed because we’re (about to) get into the hard part of our schedule, with the SEC games,” Tide cornerback Dee Milliner said. “So I think we all need it to try to focus in on the off week, to regroup on things we’ve been missing.” The open date might also have come at a good time with some mounting injuries. Wide receiver DeAndrew White, who has two touchdown catches, and tailback Dee Hart both went down with knee injuries. White was carted to the locker room after getting hurt on Alabama’s opening drive and returned later on crutches. “He was really playing well for us on special teams and really playing his position well offensively,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. Hart jogged off the field after going down with what Saban described as a “possible” knee injury on a fourth-quarter punt return. Saban said both would be evaluated on Sunday but Alabama had no immediate word on their status. Starting cornerback Deion Belue missed the second half with a shoulder injury that Saban said would likely be OK in a week or two. Alabama has been able to cope with a few injuries in what turned into an easy opening schedule. The Tide will return with a treacherous five-week run of SEC games starting with road trips to Missouri and Tennessee, both 3-2. Then No. 20 Mississippi State and Texas A&M visit Bryant-Denny Stadium, sandwiching the much anticipated trip to No. 4 LSU. Their combined record is 18-5. The Rebels proved the toughest test yet and still had a glimmer of hope in the fourth quarter with a two-touchdown deficit. Alabama closed it out with two Jeremy Shelley field goals that highlighted one nagging issue: closing drives in the end zone. That’s one area of focus for the open date. Alabama has scored on its first 22 red zone attempts but has settled for seven field goals in the past two games. Tide kickers Jeremy Shelley, who handles the shorter field goals, and strong-legged Cade Foster have combined to outscore opponents 57-35. Saban said another goal is becoming more explosive in the passing game. AJ McCarron’s 22 completions went for 180 yards, an average of 8.2. Despite the possible loss of White, the game was most notable offensively for the play of freshman wide receiver Amari Cooper, who had eight catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns. His 17 catches nearly doubles that of any other Alabama receiver. Kevin Norwood and Christion Jones both have nine receptions. “We really had high hopes that Amari Cooper would one day sort of find himself and do the things like he does in practice all the time in the game,” Saban said. “I think that happened (Saturday). He played very well. That’s a guy that can be an explosive player for us and help us out down the road.” The Tide actually trailed briefly for the first time since last year’s Tennessee game, but Christion Jones promptly wiped out that deficit with a 99-yard kick return. Alabama’s defense then had three straight interceptions. Saban had talked all week about how much Ole Miss had improved since last year’s 52-7 rout. He couldn’t resist a postgame “I told you so.” “We had a lot of respect for their team coming into this, but nobody really listens to me until after the fact, and they say, ‘Yeah, you were right,’” Saban said.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman fails to throw St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Holliday out at first during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis. The Cardinals won 10-4.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate for the ninth time in his career and drove in five runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals closed in on the NL’s second wild-card berth by beating the Washington Nationals 10-4 Sunday. St. Louis (86-73) took a 7-0 lead by the third inning and reduced its magic number for clinching to two. They lead the Dodgers by two games for the second NL wild card. Washington (96-63), already assured of the capital’s first postseason baseball since 1933, saw its magic number for clinching the NL East remain at one over second-place Atlanta (93-66). Lance Lynn (18-7) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings, improving to 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his last five appearances. Beltran hit a pair of two-run homers, connecting right-handed off Ross Detwiler (10-8) in the second and left-handed against ChienMing Wang in the fourth. BRAVES 6, METS 2 ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the Mets in the regular-season home finale for Chipper Jones. Medlen (10-1) gave up one unearned run and three hits in six innings. According to STATS LLC research going back to 1921, only two other teams won 22 straight starts by a pitcher: the New York Giants with Carl Hubbell (1936-37) and the Yankees with Whitey Ford (1950-53). Ford’s streak was interrupted by military service. Atlanta is 12-0 in Medlen’s starts this season after he moved to the rotation on July 31. The
10-4 loss to Cards stalls Nats’ drive for NL East
team’s streak of 23 straight wins in Medlen’s starts began in 2010. David Ross hit a three-run homer in the second off Jenrry Mejia (1-3). Jones had a single and two walks. REDS 4, PIRATES 3 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates ensured they’d finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead in a 4-3 defeat to the Reds. Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul led off the ninth with a home run off Joel Hanrahan (5-2) and Zack Cozart had a go-head double for Cincinnati, who clinched home-field advantage in the NL division series. The Pirates extended their major North American professional sports record. Pittsburgh was 16 games over .500 on Aug. 6, but has lost 18 of 23 to fall to 77-82. Sean Marshall (5-5) got two outs for the win. DODGERS 7, ROCKIES 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Beckett earned his first victory in his last five starts and the Los Angeles Dodgers backed him with three homers, beating Colorado for their fifth straight win to stay in contention for an NL wild-card spot. Matt Kemp, Luis Cruz and A.J. Ellis each hit two-run homers as the Dodgers remained two games behind St. Louis for the second wild card. The Dodgers have their first five-game winning streak in more than two months. Beckett (2-3) allowed one run and six hits in six innings, struck out five and walked three for his first victory since Sept. 1 against Arizona.
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Towson wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard (33 ) catches a touchdown pass against LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. LSU defeated Towson 38-22.
Get ready for a major shakeup in AP Top 25
Hotel Transylvania – Rated: PG
Voices: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, CeeLo Green, Steve Buscemi Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters -Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem -- but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer
(AP) — Breaking down the AP college football poll after Week 5 of the regular season. MAKING A STATEMENT Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 in the Top 25 for the first time this season, and LSU slipped a spot again after another sketchy performance. Now the Tigers are No. 4 behind No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State. With Stanford the lone team in the top 19 to lose, the top of the rankings had only some relatively minor shuffling Sunday. That will change next week, when five games feature matchups of ranked teams, including three with both teams ranked between Nos. 5-11. Call it the first shakedown Saturday of the season. No. 5 Georgia is at No. 6 South Carolina in a SEC East showdown that gives the winner the inside track — though far from a clear path — to the division title. Freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall and the Bulldogs are on pace to have one of the most prolific offenses in Southeastern Conference history, but the defense and special teams have been shaky. That nearly cost them in a 51-44 victory Saturday against Tennessee. No. 4 LSU goes to No. 10 Florida, a crossover SEC matchup that should answer a key question in the national championship race: How worried should the Tigers be about their lethargic offense? In the Big 12, offense shouldn’t be a problem when No. 8 West Virginia visits No. 11 Texas. The Mountaineers were ridiculous in Saturday’s 70-63 victory against Baylor. Geno Smith threw for eight touchdowns. For the season, he’s completed 83 percent of his passes while grabbing the early lead in the Heisman Trophy race. No. 2 Oregon is home against No. 23 Washington, which is coming off a 17-13 victory against Stanford. In the Big Ten, No. 12 Ohio State hosts No. 21 Nebraska. Add to that No. 9 Notre Dame facing Miami (4-1) in Chicago, and No. 3 Florida State playing at North Carolina State, and there is no doubt the top 10 will look very different next Sunday — with one exception.
Alabama is off, so No. 1 is most likely safe. MOVING UP It was only one spot, but Florida State’s move to No. 3 gives the Seminoles their best ranking since they were No. 3 in the first week of November 2003. The Seminoles were a bit flat but effective in a 30-17 victory at South Florida. The biggest challenge for Florida State in the coming weeks will be staying focused enough to dodge the upset. The Atlantic Coast Conference has only one other ranked team right now, and the Seminoles have already dispatched Clemson. They do have to play at Miami (Oct. 20) and Virginia Tech (Nov. 8), and as always they finish the season against rival Florida of the SEC. The ACC championship game could rematch Florida State with the Hurricanes or Hokies. Fact is, of all the teams that look like national title contenders right now, Florida State has the most manageable schedule. Can the Seminoles take advantage? MOVING DOWN Stanford followed up its big win against Southern California by losing to Washington, dropping the Cardinal 10 spots in the poll to No. 18. So how good are the post-Andrew Luck Cardinal? This is a team that struggled to beat San Jose State, couldn’t muster any offense against Washington, but manhandled USC. Dig deep and the USC game looks like an outlier. Stanford’s power running game has sputtered to 3.9 yards per carry as opponents show little respect for new quarterback Josh Nunes and his less-than-reliable receivers.Take away the 202-yard rushing performance against the Trojans, and Stanford is averaging 3.3 yards per carry against San Jose State, Duke and Washington. IN AND OUT No. 24 Northwestern is ranked for the first time since the last regular-season poll of the 2008 season. How seriously should we take the Wildcats? Given the state of the Big Ten, there’s no reason to think they can’t contend for a Legends Division title with Nebraska, Michigan and Michigan State. Still, the combined record of Northwestern’s opponents is 6-14 after it beat Indiana 44-29 behind quarterback Kain Colter’s four touchdowns rushing.
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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green – Rated: PG
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston Happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim-and their small town of Stanleyville-learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
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➧ National League Action…
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European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal kisses the trophy after winning the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
➧ Europe pulls off improbable comeback…
The Americans could feel nothing but numb, knowing the Ryder Cup had been in their grasp and they’d let it slip away. The U.S. has now lost five of the last six Ryder Cups, and two of the last three on home soil. “It was a hell of a lot of fun being on the other end,” said Jim Furyk, one of the three Americans who were part of the Brookline squad. “It wasn’t very much fun today.” The groundwork for Europe’s victory was actually laid Saturday. After getting trounced in pretty much every match, in pretty much every session, Poulter made five straight birdies to turn a loss into a win in the last Saturday match and swing momentum in Europe’s favor — even if it was only in their own minds. “The whole atmosphere of the team changed last night,” Luke Donald said. “That was just a huge boost to our team and our morale, how we felt about our chances. It gave us a huge lift.” Just as Ben Crenshaw did in Brookline, Olazabal front-loaded his lineup, sending out his best players first in hopes of building a wave of momentum that would lift the rest of the team. And just as it did in Brookline, the strategy worked perfectly. Even Rory McIlroy’s confusion over U.S. time zones turned out OK, with the world’s No. 1 player getting a police escort and arriving at Medinah with 10 minutes to spare before his 11:25 a.m. tee time. “It’s my own fault,” said McIlroy, who didn’t realize the Ryder Cup tee times he was reading on his phone were in Eastern time. “If I let down these 11 other boys and vice captains and captains this week, I would never forgive myself.” McIlroy delivered his point as Europe won its first five matches, an onslaught that knocked the Americans — and their fans — flat. “Coming down the stretch this afternoon, there was some amazing periods where you just didn’t hear anything on the golf course,” Justin Rose said. “That’s really what we were striving for.” It was Rose’s match that might have been the most damaging. On the verge of losing to Phil Mickelson, he holed a 12-foot par putt to halve the 16th and made a 35-foot birdie putt from the back of the 17th green to win the hole. He then closed out the match with a 12-foot birdie on the last hole, and Mickelson could only applaud and congratulate Rose.
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“When it looked like I might be able to stop some of the momentum on the board, they were able to get another point,” Mickelson said. “I thought that match, as early as it was, was a very pivotal one.” Still, it wasn’t until the very end that Europe’s victory was assured. Martin Kaymer had to make a 6-foot par putt to win his match against Steve Stricker. If he missed, Tiger Woods was in the fairway behind him, ready to take the final point the Americans needed. Kaymer poured it in to beat Stricker, and the celebration was on — at Medinah and back in Germany, which has been looking for a little redemption since Bernhard Langer missed a par putt from about the same length at Kiawah Island in 1991, allowing the Americans to win. Woods missed a 3½-foot par putt on the 18th hole, and then conceded a par to Francesco Molinari of about that length to halve their match. That extra half-point made it a clear-cut win for Europe, 14½-13½. “It was already over,” Woods said when asked why he conceded. “We came here as a team. This is a team event and the cup had already been retained by Europe, so it was already over.” The only U.S. points came from Dustin Johnson, who went 3-0 in this Ryder Cup, Zach Johnson and unheralded Jason Dufner. Woods and Stricker, the anchors in the lineup, didn’t win a single match at Medinah. “A lot of guys played great,” Love said. “They just got beat by a guy that played a little bit better.” And by a team playing with added inspiration. This is the first Ryder Cup since Ballesteros died in May 2011 of complications from a brain tumor, and his legacy was a key part of Olazabal’s preparation. He stitched a silhouette of Ballesteros on the European bags, and his players were dressed Sunday in the navy pants and white polo shirt that were Ballesteros’ trademark. When Olazabal hugged his players at the closing ceremony, he saved the longest embrace for Lee Westwood, the only European who played on the 1997 team with Ballesteros as the captain. “Seve will always be present with this team,” Olazabal said. “He was a big factor for this event for the European side, and last night when we were having that meeting, I think the boys understood.” Understood and believed, even if no one else did.
Jorge De La Rosa (0-2) gave up four runs and five hits in four innings. PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Cole Hamels struck out eight and allowed one run over seven innings to finish his season with a flourish, and the Phillies beat the Marlins. Hamels (17-6) allowed five hits and walked only one in his final start of the year for the Phillies (80-79), who need one win in the final three-game series at Washington starting Monday to finish at least .500 for the 10th straight season. Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and Carlos Lee drove in a run for Miami, which lost for the 21st time in its last 29 games. Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi (4-13) gave up three runs — all in the first — and struck out seven in six innings. ASTROS 7, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jordan Lyles pitched his first major league shutout and hit his first home run as Houston eliminated the Brewers from wild-card playoff contention. The Brewers, who reached the NL championship series last year, had surged since mid-August to get back into the postseason race. But the last-place Astros won two of three at Miller Park to finish off Milwaukee. The 21-year-old Lyles (5-12) threw a four-hitter in his first complete game in 40 big league starts. Mike Fiers (9-10) struck out 10 in six innings, but also gave up Houston’s four home runs. He had gone 1-3 with a 6.97 ERA over his previous five starts and ran into more trouble. GIANTS 7, PADRES 5 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Xavier Nady homered off Huston Street to tie the game with one out in the ninth and Hunter Spence hit a go-ahead, two-run shot as the Giants rallied to beat San Diego. Tim Lincecum might no longer be a lock for the No. 3 spot in NL West champion Giants playoff rotation — he gave up a season-high three homers. Manager Bruce Bochy instead might consider lefty Barry Zito (14-8), who was left off the roster for all three postseason rounds during the team’s improbable 2010 run to the World Series championship. San Francisco has won Zito’s last 10 outings. With the Giants trailing 5-4, Nady drove a 1-0 pitch from Street (2-1) into the sandy play area beyond the fence in right-center. Shane Loux (1-0) pitched one inning for the win. CUBS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Rizzo had three hits, David DeJesus homered and the Chicago Cubs ended a seven-game losing streak, beating the Diamondbacks. The Cubs had lost 18 in a row against NL West opponents. The win allowed them to avoid a 100th loss this season, with three games remaining. Chris Rusin (2-3) allowed one earned run and three hits in five innings. Brian LaHair’s two-run single capped a four-run sixth inning against Bryan Shaw (1-6) and two other Arizona relievers.
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Next up for the Wildcats, who don’t play either Wisconsin or Ohio State from the Leaders division: at Penn State. No. 23 Washington also moved into the rankings for the first time this season, and No. 25 UCLA was back in after a week out. Falling out after losses were Michigan State and Baylor, which became the first team to score 63 points and fall out of the rankings. Boise State dropped out after a 32-29 victory at New Mexico. FROM THE ARCHIVES The Pac-12 has six teams in the Top 25, including No. 14 Oregon State, which has been the most surprising team in the nation so far. The last time the Pac-12 was so well represented in the AP poll was Sept. 15, 2002. Oregon State has been quite the story. Since having their first game postponed, the Beavers have beaten Wisconsin, UCLA and Arizona. After those last two wins on the road, the Beavers celebrated with trips to In-N-Out Burger, coach Mike Riley proudly tweeted. ODDS & ENDS With Boise State falling out of the rankings, there are no teams from outside the BCS automatic-qualifying conferences in the poll. ... Digging into the others receiving votes, there are a couple of non-AQ teams to watch out for in Louisiana Tech (37 points) and Ohio (30). Defending Western Athletic Conference champion La Tech is averaging 52 points per game and has road wins at Houston, Illinois and Virginia. Ohio is 5-0 for the first time since 1968 after dodging an upset with a 37-34 victory at Massachusetts. ... Clemson and TCU are tied for 15th in this week’s rankings.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammates Alex Boone (75) and Joe Staley (74) during the first half of an NFL football game (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning ruined Dennis Allen’s homecoming Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Oakland Raiders their worst loss in this heated AFC West rivalry in a half-century. Manning picked apart a secondary filled with backups, then walked off the field with a clean jersey and a smile a mile wide as the Broncos bounced back from back-to-back close losses with a resounding 37-6 rout of their archrival. “Well, it was nothing more than an old-fashioned butt-whupping,” quarterback Carson Palmer said after the Raiders’ first loss in Denver in five seasons and their worst defeat in the series since Oct. 5, 1962, when they were humiliated 44-7 at old Bears Stadium. Manning had his record-extending 65th 300yard passing game, wasn’t sacked, intercepted or hurried and threw three touchdown passes while controlling the clock and watching Willis McGahee record his 32nd 100-yard rushing game, tops among active NFL players. “They outcoached us, they outplayed us, they beat us in every phase of the game,” said Allen, Oakland’s first-year coach who was Denver’s defensive coordinator in 2011. “So, there’s not a lot positive that you can take from it.” Allen pledged to use the upcoming bye week to evaluate everything from schemes to personnel. “We’ve got to come up with a way to play better,” he said. Oakland was without its two best cornerbacks in Ron Bartell (shoulder) and Shawntae Spencer (foot), so Pat Lee started at left cornerback and Michael Huff moved over to right cornerback with Matt Giordano sliding into his spot at free safety. Picking and poking with short crossing routes and screen passes against a depleted Oakland defense, Manning finished with 338 yards and three scores. For the second straight game, he didn’t throw an interception. Last week, he set a career high with 26 incompletions. This week, he threw eight, with 30 completions. It proved too tough for the Raiders to face the four-time MVP without their top two cornerbacks. “Well, it’s hard to play against Peyton Manning no matter what,” Allen said. “But we’ve got the guys that we have, and that’s who we’ve got to go out and play with and we’ve got to play at an NFL level. And so we’re not going to use injuries as a crutch.” The Broncos (2-2) gained 101 more yards than the Raiders (1-3) in the first half, but only led 10-6 going into the locker room, thanks to two big blunders: a Demaryius Thomas fumble after a 40-yard reception and kicker Matt Prater’s misfire on a pass to left guard Zane Beadles on a fake field goal.
“Maybe give Manning-Stokley a chance before Prater-Beadles,” Manning joked. Thanks to those gaffes, the Raiders came out of the tunnel for the second half feeling fine. “We were in good shape at halftime,” said Lamarr Houston, who recovered Thomas’ fumble. “We were in the game.” Not for long. The Raiders were outscored 27-0 after the break, and the Broncos even didn’t punt all afternoon — only the fifth time that’s happened in franchise history. “Nothing magic I could share with you,” Manning said, when asked about Denver’s quick start to the second half. The Raiders gave up three TDs in the third quarter while going three-and-out three times. They failed to cover wide receiver Eric Decker on his 17-yard touchdown catch and nobody covered running back Lance Ball on his 14-yard scoring reception. In between, McGahee rumbled in from 2 yards after David Bruton got a hand on Shane Lechler’s 2-yard punt at the Oakland 18. Oakland’s troubles after halftime continued a disturbing trend. The Raiders have been outscored 55-7 in the third quarter so far. “Well, I’m not exactly sure what that is, but we need to get it figured out because we haven’t played good in the third quarter,” Allen said. “The time of possession is killing us.” The Raiders had the ball less than 23 minutes. The area that’s most disconcerting? That’s easy, Allen said. “Third down. Both sides of the ball. Not good enough.” Oakland was 1 for 12 on third downs, Denver 10 of 16. “You’ve got to stay on the field and we didn’t do that,” Palmer said. “We left our defense hanging, we left them on the field too long in the third quarter.” The Raiders’ best chance at beating Denver was Darren McFadden, their leading rusher and receiver who has made a career of beating up the Broncos. But he gained just 34 yards on 13, averaging just 1.9 yards a carry after Oakland’s opening drive. “I just feel we never really stayed in sync on offense,” McFadden said. Manning was sacked eight times in his first three games in Denver, but the Raiders couldn’t get to him before or after center J.D. Walton hurt his left ankle and was replaced by veteran Dan Koppen in the second quarter. “That’s obviously an area we’ve got to improve in,” Allen said. “We’ve got to get to the quarterback. We’ve got to look at what we can do to generate a pass rush, but pass defense works collectively. It’s pass rush and pass coverage together.” Both were absent Sunday.
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Louis Murphy (83) is stopped by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, left, and strong safety William Moore during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
➧ Bryant’s field goal leads Falcons past the Panther 30-28…
The Jets (2-2) lost top wide receiver Santonio Holmes to what appeared to be a serious foot injury. It was the first time New York was shut out since losing 9-0 to Green Bay in 2010, and the Jets’ biggest shutout home loss since falling 37-0 to Buffalo in 1989. BRONCOS 37, RAIDERS 6 DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning finished with 338 yards and three touchdown passes. Manning opened the game by leading the Broncos on an 80-yard touchdown drive — their first openingquarter touchdown of the season — and Denver never trailed. The Broncos (2-2) beat the Raiders (1-3) at home for the first time since 2007. Willis McGahee ran for 112 yards for his 32nd-career 100-yard game. The Broncos held Darren McFadden to 34 yards on 13 carries and Carson Palmer, who led Oakland to a comeback win last week over Pittsburgh, never got on track. He finished 19 for 34 for 202 yards. EAGLES 19, GIANTS 17 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawrence Tynes missed two field-goal tries from 54 yards with 15 seconds left and Philadelphia held on to beat the New York Giants. Tynes missed wide left, but the Eagles had called a timeout to ice him. He was short on his second attempt. With LeSean McCoy leading the way on the ground, Michael Vick guided the Eagles (3-1) to another comeback. Alex Henery kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:49 left and the Eagles overcame two pass-interference penalties on New York’s final drive. The defending Super Bowl champion Giants (2-2) have struggled against Philadelphia, losing eight of the last nine meetings. McCoy had 121 of his 123 yards rushing in the second half. VIKINGS 20, LIONS 13 DETROIT (AP) — Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and Marcus Sherels scored on a punt return early in the third for Minnesota. Minnesota (3-1), in first place in the NFC North, matched the number of wins it had last season. The Vikings also snapped an 11-game losing streak in the division. The Lions (1-3) have lost three straight. They are the first team since at least 1940 to give up a kickoff and a punt return for TDs in consecutive games, according to STATS LLC. They gave up scores on a kickoff and punt in last week’s 44-41 loss in overtime at Tennessee. PATRIOTS 52, BILLS 28 ORCHARD PARK, New York (AP) — Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives. Brady finished 22 of 36 for 340 yards and three scores, and also scored on a 4-yard run in helping the Patriots (2-2) avoid their first three-game losing streak in 10 years. Stevan Ridley scored two touchdowns rushing. New England scored 35 straight points and finished with 580 total yards in overcoming a 21-7 third-quarter deficit. The Patriots forced six turnovers, including four interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick passes, and three sacks. Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 39 for 350 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Scott Chandler. The Bills (2-2) dropped to 1-17 in their last 18 games against New England. CHARGERS 37, CHIEFS 20 KANSAS CITY (AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and San Diego capitalized on six turnovers. Five of the Chiefs’ turnovers came in the first half, when San Diego (3-1) raced to a 27-6 lead. Matt Cassel threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas City (1-3), but he also had three first-half interceptions. Jamaal Charles, who followed his big game last week at New Orleans with touchdowns rushing and receiving, fumbled twice. RAMS 19, SEAHAWKS ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and a club record 60-yarder, and the Rams also used a fake field goal to score their only TD of the game. The Rams 2-2) went ahead 10-7 late in the first half when a fake field goal attempt turned into a 2-yard touchdown pass from punter Johnny Hekker to Danny Amendola. The Seahawks (2-2) lost six days after beating Green Bay when a botched call by replacement officials on the final play gave them the winning touchdown. Regular officials were back this weekend. Marshawn Lynch led Seattle with 118 yards on 20 carries, including an 18-yard score on the game’s first possession. The Rams intercepted Russell Wilson three times, with Bradley Fletcher clinching it with a pick at the Rams 25 with a minute to go. PACKERS 28, SAINTS 27 GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and Green Bay shook off a week’s worth of controversy with a rally. With Packers fans howling about what appeared to be yet another bad call — this time by the regular officials, not the replacements — Garrett Hartley missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with just under three minutes remaining, costing the Saints a shot at
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the lead. Rodgers threw for 319 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for the Packers (2-2). Drew Brees threw for 446 yards with three touchdowns for the winless Saints (0-4). Brees has thrown at least one touchdown in 47 straight regularseason games, tying the NFL’s all-time mark set by Johnny Unitas. REDSKINS 24, BUCCANEERS 22 TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Billy Cundiff redeemed himself for a poor day kicking, booting a 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining. Cundiff missed three earlier attempts, including a 31-yarder that wound have put the Redskins (2-2) up by two scores early in the fourth quarter. He also missed twice in the first half, but was on the money after Robert Griffin III marched his team into position for the winning score. Tampa Bay (1-3) wiped out an 18-point deficit to go ahead 22-21 on Connor Barth’s third field goal, a 47-yarder with 1:42 remaining. BENGALS 27, JAGUARS 10 JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) — Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score. Dalton and A.J. Green burned Jacksonville several times, including once to set up a second-quarter touchdown and again for a fourth-quarter score. The Bengals (3-1) finished with six sacks, putting constant pressure on Blaine Gabbert and overcoming all those defensive injuries. Cincinnati played without starting cornerbacks Nate Clements and Leon Hall as well as backups Jason Allen and Dre Kirkpatrick. The Jaguars (1-3) failed to take advantage. Gabbert completed 23 of 34 passes for 186 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. Dalton completed 20 of 31 passes for 244 yards.
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The American Samoa International Under 19 Rugby Team will be competing in the 2012 Oceania Under 19 Championship November 12, 2012 in Apia, Samoa. According to Head Coach Terry Chang (far right) the team has been training for three weeks working on their skills and getting in shape, seeking to put them in the right position for Oceania competition. In this 2012 Oceania Under 19 Championships, American Samoa will be competing against Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Tahiti. Head Coach Chang said that the team is not quite up to par at this time and there is still about a month and a half of training left before heading off to Samoa. They were at the Utulei Beach Park last Friday learning how to swim, under the direction of the American Samoa Aquatics Agency (ASAA), so they can use their new found swimming techniques to help build up their endurance. Far left is the head of the ASAA Zero Iaulualo [photo: Jeff Hayner] who is working with the team on Friday afternoons putting them through the swimming drills.
Idle Black Roses still atop the standings
(FFAS MEDIA RELEASE) — Black Roses, women’s FFAS National Cup holders and standings leader, did not see its lead in the standings narrowed down thanks to a nil-all tie between Utulei Youth and Taputimu Youth. Utulei was in second place the previous week and a win could have cut the five-point lead by Black Roses going into the weekend down to two but instead they only gained a point off of the draw. In other matches it was the Tafuna Jets 3, Lion Heart 0 by forfeit and Kiwi Soccers 2, Pago Youth 0. Sitting out with byes were Black Roses, Vaiala Tonga, Green Bay and PanSa. PanSa was awarded an automatic win over Ilaoa & To’omata as the latter is now out of the competition after forfeiting twice. The same situation will now be applied to Lion Heart as they are now out of the competition after forfeiting their second match of the season. Below are the current standings for the women’s division: No. 1 Black Roses (5-0-0, 15 points) No. 2 Kiwi Soccers (4-0-1, 12 points) No 3. PanSa (4-0-1, 12 points) No. 4 Utulei Youth (3-2-0, 11 points) No. 5 Tafuna Jets (3-0-3, 9 points) No. 6 Green Bay (2-1-1, 7 points) No. 7 Taputimu Youth (1-2-2, 5 points) No. 8 Pago Youth (1-1-3, 4 points) No. 9 Vaiala Tongan (1-0-3, 3 points) UTULEI yOUTH 0, TAPUTIMU yOUTH 0 The tie saw Utulei Youth drop from its No. 2 spot from a week earlier down two spots to No. 4. Taputimu on the other hand maintained its position in seventh place as both teams could not score a goal in their nil-all draw. KIWI SOCCERS 2, PAGO yOUTH 0 Kiwi had to fight hard for both goals even with a one-player advantage over Pago Youth. Both teams started off with 10 players each with Kiwi completing their full squad midway through the first half. Their goals did not come until the second half Rubie Fia and Rosie Mano scoring for Kiwi. TAFUNA JETS 3, LION HEART 0 For the second straight week Lion Heart did not put a team out on the field and that became their second forfeiture, thereby ousting the team from the 2012 National League competition. This was the first win for the Jets after two straight losses.
A Taputimu Youth player attempts to kick the ball while being defended by an Utulei Youth opponent during their 0-0 draw match of the 2012 FFAS National League on Sept. 22 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. [FFAS MEDIA]
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Looking like a wet mop, Brody the labradoodle rides a wave to shore during the 4th Annual Surf City Surf Dog competition Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Huntington Beach, Calif. The pooch belongs to Pam Lucado. Six charities benefited from the efforts of 46 surfing dogs.
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CRICKETS CAUSING A STINK IN CENTRAL TEXAS CITy WACO, Texas (AP) -- Several businesses in the Central Texas town of Waco (WAY’-koh) are dealing with a smelly problem that won’t go away: decaying cricket carcasses. A bank, a drugstore and other businesses have been inundated with the odorous onslaught of dead crickets that have been trapped inside walls and have collected on sidewalks. Jani Rodriguez, the branch manager at Synergy Bank, tells the Waco Tribune-Herald that scented products have been unable to get rid of the smell. Using air-scrubbing machines hasn’t worked either. Fred Huffman, an entomologist who runs a local pest control business, says the cricket problem has been worse this year because mild winter conditions resulted in the insects appearing earlier than normal. Health officials say the crickets don’t pose any direct health risks. THAI SAILORS GO “GANGNAM STyLE” ON yOUTUBE VIDEO BANGKOK (AP) -- The “Gangnam Style” craze has reached Thailand’s navy, which is among the latest to mimic the globally popular dance video. In a video posted to YouTube, a few dozen smiling sailors from the Third Naval Area Command perform the rodeo-style dance and other hip-shaking moves at their base on the popular tourist island of Phuket. Lt. Cmdr. Patiroop Khemtis said Friday officers took three days to film and edit the video, instructing participants to mimic the moves in the original video by South Korean singer PSY. It was shown at the base’s annual party Wednesday and posted to YouTube the next day. The video shows white-uniformed sailors in sunglasses galloping through their offices and officers in scuba gear shimmying up the beach. The original “Gangnam Style” video had close to 300 million YouTube views as of Friday. IN SWEDEN, MAN DOES TIME FOR CONVICT FRIEND STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A man convicted of smuggling in Sweden outwitted his jailers by sneaking in a friend to serve most of his yearlong sentence, prison officials said Friday. The identity of the false convict was discovered only when he’d been released on probation after serving about two-thirds of his friend’s sentence “sometime in 2008 or 2009,” Elisabeth Lager of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service said. Lager said the in-lieu convict came to serve the sentence with a false ID - a driving license in the name of the smuggler friend but with his photograph. She declined to name either man or give more details about the switch. An international arrest warrant was issued for the real convict earlier this year, Lager said, but declined to comment on why it took police more than three years after the switch was discovered to issue the warrant. It was not clear if the smuggler’s friend would be punished for misleading prison authorities and assuming a false identity. The convict, who never served his term, was sentenced for a series of smuggling offences in southwestern Sweden in 2008. Several media reports said he had fled to Asia and had paid his friend for his “prison-sitting” service. RI OWNER OF CUSSING COCKATOO APPEALING NOISE FINE WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- The owner of a foul-mouthed cockatoo in Rhode Island who was slapped with a $15 fine for violating a noise ordinance is appealing. The Providence Journal reports that Warwick resident Lynne Taylor is appealing to a state court a fine imposed by a municipal judge. The judge said Taylor had broken a local law that prohibits residents from letting their pets habitually howl, bark or make other noise. Taylor’s lawyer says the ordinance is unconstitutional because it gives no parameters for what noise constitutes a violation. He notes the statute says that if someone is annoyed, it’s a public nuisance. A neighbor accused Taylor’s bird of parroting vulgar phrases, cursing and loudly speaking expletives. The neighbor lives with Taylor’s ex-husband. LOTTERy LUCK STRIKES 3X FOR ONE NORWEGIAN FAMILy OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Luck can strike more than once. A family from western Norway has hit the lottery jackpot for the third time in six years when the son won more than 12 million kroner ($2 million) earlier this month. He added to the successes of his father and his sister, who had also picked seven correct numbers to bring in winnings of more than 8 million kroner each in 2006 and 2010. The Norsk Tipping AS lottery company said Tuesday it has had cases when one person has won the lottery twice but that the teenager’s recent success was Norway’s first reported occurrence of three members of the same family separately winning the lottery. The company was looking into working out the mathematical odds of the family’s six-year lucky streak.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves into a large, near-shore area that includes parts of marine reserves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, some of which were discovered in 2008, near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. But a state study, mandated by AB1632, signed into law in 2006, found the project is likely to have “unavoidable adverse effects” on marine life and the environment. Biologists, environmental groups and fishermen have opposed using the high-energy air guns, saying the blasts have potential to harm endangered whales, California sea otters and other creatures frequenting these waters. “I am very concerned about impacts to marine mammals, especially some of the large whales including blue, fin, and humpback whales,” said John Calambokidis, an Olympia, Wash.-based marine biologist who has studied Pacific Ocean whales for decades. “There are many uncertainties on the impact of this type of operation on whales, especially since we have not seen this type of large air gun survey off California for a long time.” The $64 million, ratepayerfunded effort to understand seismic threats to the plant has intensified since the disastrous 2011 Tohoku quake and tsunami, which disabled reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Quake experts were surprised by the 9.0-magnitude quake on a fault that scientists did not believe would produce a quake stronger than 8.0. Although the Japan disaster demonstrated that predicting the strength of a quake on a given fault is an inexact science, PG&E wants to know if the newly discovered faults near San Luis Obispo are connected to existing ones that have already been studied. Seismologists typically use a fault’s length to estimate the maximum possible earthquake it can produce. “People need to understand, we’re living in the world postFukushima, so we need to go back and review everything we think we know about the seismic threat situation around important structures like this power plant,” said Bruce Gibson, a former seismologist who now serves as a San Luis Obispo County supervisor. “Unfortunately, from an environmental impact standpoint, the only real way to get
Officials mull seismic tests near California nuke plant
the images is to put high energy sound into the earth.” If the project gains approval from myriad agencies, scientists would tow up to 18 air guns behind a boat and blast loud sound into the water over a 530-square-nautical-mile area. Hundreds of sensors would be placed strategically on the seafloor, picking up the reverberations and allowing computers to create three-dimensional maps in technology similar to an ultrasound. The air guns and sensors would be dragged through an area that includes two state marine protected areas — Cambria and White Rock — and is adjacent to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Dozens of endangered and threatened species use these waters. A similar seismic survey is being planned near the state’s other nuclear plant at San Onofre, in San Diego County to the south. A State Lands Commission environmental impact study found on Aug. 20 there would be “unavoidable impacts” to marine life in the area during the San Luis Obispo testing. But the commission also concluded the “benefit of the project outweighs the unavoidable adverse impacts,” said Jennifer DeLeon, a senior environmental scientist at the commission. While similar high energy seismic surveys have been done on the Pacific Coast — most recently off Washington — PG&E said monitors there did not observe harm to whales or other marine mammals. The powerful cannons used in these projects can be fatal to animals that stray too close to them. Also, biologists said the loud noises could drive migrating whales and their calves apart, and that mortally wounded whales often sink in the ocean, so it is difficult to see how the tests affect the creatures. Efforts to mitigate such impacts will reduce, but not eliminate, harm to animals, according to the company and earth scientists. “The sound source for the PG&E imaging project is a type that has been used for several decades by scientists and industry,” Donna Blackman, a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, said in an email. “Known cases of possible impacts on marine mammals are very few. An integral part of using this type of system is to have continuous monitoring for whales within close range of the ship.” PG&E said it is spending $8 million on monitoring for the project, said Mark Krausse, a PG&E director. “If the ship is coming within 1.1 mile of any mammal, not just a marine or listed, but any mammal, we have to shut down,” Krausse told the California Fish and Game Commission on Monday. PG&E wanted to start work Nov. 1 and continue through Dec. 31 — a time window believed to have lower whale traffic off the Central Coast. But the company has asked for an extension of its hearing before the California Coastal Commission, and other agencies are not expected to approve testing permits by then. Major environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council oppose the plan, saying adequate seismic research already has been done, and that too little is understood about potential long-term impacts of the air guns on the marine environment. “The marine protected areas were created (so) marine wildlife could thrive without human interference,” said Amanda Wallner of Sierra Club California. “We share concern over earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon. However, we don’t believe this is the best way or the only way to determine seismic risks.”
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Issuance Date: August 14, 2012 Date & Time Due: November 14, 2012 No Later than 2:00pm local time The American Samoa Government (ASG) issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide an:
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Submission: Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “ASNAP Eligibility System.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Office of Procurement American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Attn: Ivy V. Taufa’asau, CPO Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as beingn on-responsive. Documents: The RFP Scope of Work outlining the proposal requirements is available at The Office of Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours. Review: Request for Proposal data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG. Right of Rejection: The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public.
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Two indicted in fatal fireworks explosion
HONOLULU (AP) — A grand jury in Hawaii indicted two men and a company over their mishandling of seized fireworks that led to a deadly explosion in an Oahu bunker last year, federal prosecutors said Friday. U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni in Hawaii said 37-yearold Charles Donaldson of Kaneohe, 65-year-old Carlton Finley of Honolulu and Donaldson Enterprises Inc. are accused of treating hazardous wastes without a permit. The Waipahu-based company did not immediately respond to a telephone message from The Associated Press seeking comment. The April 2011 blast killed five Donaldson employees in an explosion so ferocious it scorched trees 40 feet away. The company had a contract to manage and dispose of 28 pallets of commercial grade fireworks, which had been seized by federal law enforcement. Employees spent seven months breaking apart fireworks and soaking them in diesel fuel after a temporary emergency permit to handle them as waste expired, according to the indictment. The explosion was ruled accidental, though an exact cause was not determined. Investigators said the explosion was not likely malicious. Donaldson, Finley and the company are accused of knowingly treating hazardous wastes without a permit. Donaldson was the company’s director of operations, while Finley was a project manager responsible for the company’s performance under certain contracts, the indictment said. The fireworks were warehoused in a former military bunker in a Honolulu suburb. Donaldson rented the 4,000-square-foot World War II-era bunker to store the fireworks, which were considered evidence. Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board traveled twice to Oahu to interview Donaldson staff and gather samples of the fireworks. Part of the investigation focused on the process Donaldson used to dispose of the fireworks. INAUGURAL HANA FLIGHT TO DEPART KAHULUI AIRPORT HANA, Hawaii (AP) — The first scheduled flight to Hana in more than a decade will be taking off from Kahului airport. It’s been 12 years since the remote, rural Maui community has seen scheduled air service. Driving from Kahului to Hana can take at least two hours. The inaugural Mokulele Airlines flight will depart Monday after a blessing at Kahului airport. The new 20-minute, twice-daily flights come from a partnership between the interisland airline and Travaasa Experiential Resorts. Hana resident and state Sen. J. Kalani English says the flights will provide a boost for Hana’s economy and its resort and spa, Travaasa Hana Maui. He calls it a “lifeline” for Hana and says it’s the first step in restoring flights at other rural airports. PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PROTECTING CORAL REEFS LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A public-private partnership is seeking input on efforts to stop harm to West Maui’s coral reefs from damaging material that often runs into the ocean’s nearshore waters after storms. The Maui News reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its hired consultants will hold a public meeting in Lahaina on Tuesday to review a draft WahikuliHonokowai Watershed Management Plan. The meeting will focus on the plan’s strategies for managing pollutants and its approach to education and outreach. West Maui Watershed and Coastal Management coordinator Tova Callender says the program is one of a few in Hawaii to look at helping coral reefs from a ridge-to-shore approach. KANEOHE MAN SURRENDERS TO POLICE AFTER STANDOFF HONOLULU (AP) — Police say a man wanted on two warrants holed up inside his Kaneohe apartment for four hours before surrendering. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that deputy sheriffs went to the home of 46-yearold Lance Fox Saturday morning to serve the warrants, but Fox refused to accept them and stayed inside. Officers from a Specialized Services Division unit were called at 10:30 a.m., and two negotiators with the Sheriff Division also responded. Fox gave himself up at about 2 p.m. The newspaper reports that Fox has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and promoting dangerous drugs. Police say the man’s wife was also arrested and charged with seconddegree hindering prosecution. INOUyE: CAyETANO TRANSIT WOULD FORCE FEDERAL DELAy HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye says an alternative transit plan introduced by Honolulu mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano would force federal delays for funding and send $1.55 billion in allocated funds back to the federal government. Inouye said in a statement Friday that Cayetano’s plan for a bus rapid transit system would put Honolulu in the back of the line in terms of federal consideration. Cayetano proposed the $1.1 billion system of express buses, contraflow lanes and underpasses as an alternative to a proposed $5 billion rail line. Inouye says he doubts Cayetano’s $1.1 billion estimate for the alternative plan. Hawaii’s senior U.S. senator says he’s confident Honolulu rail will get an agreement from the Federal Transit Administration by the end of 2012. Cayetano faces former acting mayor Kirk Caldwell in November.
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HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state lawmaker is pressing military officials for a formal investigation into the unexplained death of a 16-month-old boy who died while under the care of his Marine father. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday that Rep. John Mizuno led a silent march outside the state Capitol with the boy’s mother. The boy died May 20 while under the care of his father, 24-year-old former Marine Cpl. Christopher Bahm. The boy’s mother, Jerlee Bahm, says the father was in the process of being kicked out of the Marines when the boy died. Jerlee Bahm told the newspaper the Marine was court-martialed and found guilty of abusing her. The Iraq and Afghanistan veteran also had traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mizuno said he wants an investigation because there’s not enough information and he thinks it’s a possible wrongful death case. “Knowing those three factors, how could the military allow and support Cpl. Bahm taking Ernest away from Jerlee?” Mizuno said. Honolulu police investigated the death, but the case stalled because the cause of death could not be determined with medical certainty. Deputy Medical Examiner Masahiko Kobayashi labeled the death a “sudden unexplained death in childhood.” Diann Olson, a Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokeswoman, said the service doesn’t tolerate criminal misconduct of any kind. Jerlee Bahm said she and her husband had a stormy relationship, and he got custody of their son through a temporary restraining order. She said she is not sure where her husband is now. “I’m hoping to get answers,” she told the newspaper. “I’m hoping for the U.S. government to start the investigation.”
Lawmaker seek answers in death of Marine’s son
HILO MAN DIES DAyS AFTER NEAR DROWNING KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A 34-yearold man has died four days after he nearly drowned in a tide pool near Brown’s Beach. Hawaii Police say Chris Broussard of Hilo and his 9-year-old son were snorkeling at Keokea Point last Sunday morning when a large wave swept the boy out. Police say Broussard jumped into the ocean to save his son. Bystanders pulled the boy out of the water, but Broussard was floating face down. West Hawaii Today reports emergency personnel took him to Hilo Medical Center, where he died Thursday morning. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEy TO DELAy BIG ISLAND PARK HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An archaeological survey to search for possible Native Hawaiian graves is expected to delay plans to build an oceanfront park on $6 million of land on the Big Island. West Hawaii Today reported Friday that the survey will put off the evictions for several Native Hawaiians who live in tents and wooden structures on the land, saying they have a right to stay. County administrators haven’t evicted 70-year-old Abel Simeona Lui and a group of people who live with him despite a court order. Neighbors have complained about Lui and his supporters, saying they have harassed people for hiking the land’s trails and taking children to the shoreline. Lui claims his great-grandfather was given the land in a royal grant. FEDS GRANT HAWAII $1.3M FOR TSUNAMI SIRENS HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department says it will grant Hawaii $1.3 million to upgrade its disaster preparedness system and build new tsunami warning sirens. U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank said in a Friday statement that the money is meant to help protect Hawaii homes and businesses during natural disasters. Oahu and the Big Island will get the new sirens, which include remote control devices and solar power. Six sirens will be placed in new locations while 10 existing sirens will be replaced. Officials say the grant is part of $200 million in funds going to places that received a major disaster designation during fiscal 2011. POLICE RAID 6 OAHU ARCADES ACCUSED OF GAMBLING HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have raided six Oahu arcades to seize devices and records connected with suspected illegal gambling operations. Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that nobody was arrested in the raids. Yu says the operations resulted from information provided by people in the community. Yu says police plan to release more details later Friday. MILITARy, HAWAII SCHOOLS PROGRAM SEES AP INCREASES HONOLULU (AP) — A program for Hawaii public school students from military families has achieved increases for scores on Advanced Placement exams. The National Math and Science Initiative announced Thursday that four Hawaii public high schools achieved a combined 68 percent increase in AP math, science and English in the first year of the program. Initiative Senior Vice President Gregg Fleisher says Mililani, Radford, Campbell and Leilehua high schools accounted for 82 percent of the state’s increase in AP scores for those subjects. State Rep. K. Mark Takai says it shows how the state Department of Education and the military can work together to help Hawaii’s students. Although the program targets children of military personnel at five bases, the program is open to all students at the participating schools.
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A LITTLE MORE R&R By Kathy Sturdivant SHOE STRING By Gary Cooper
HAPPy BIRTHDAy: You will be instrumental in making a difference to an outcome if you speak up and take action. Your heart is in the right place. Don’t let rigidity stand in the way of your accomplishments. Reassess your situation and focus on the end result. Your ego will lead you down the wrong path. Your numbers are 6, 8, 23, 26, 32, 40, 42. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Conflict will surface if you feel you are working harder than your colleagues. Impulsive decisions will cost you a friendship with one of your peers. Don’t let anger be your chariot when silence and perfection will win the race. ✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have difficulties with a partner if you cannot find common ground. A face-to-face conversation will bring better results. Consider a suggestion that is a little obscure but has potential. A vocational opportunity is within reach. Avoid love spats. ✸✸✸ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A last-minute change of plans will be to your benefit. Getting together with people who have something to offer you will contribute to your goal. Physical changes or activities will raise your self-esteem. You can profit if you act on a hunch. ✸✸✸ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Consider the consequences if you take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Limitations are likely to lead to depression should you miss out on something you really wanted to attend due to prior commitments. ✸✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Learn from past experience. Injury or arguments will prevail if you cannot put grudges or failures behind you. Focus on what you can experience through educational pursuits or on spending time with people from different backgrounds. Romance is highlighted. ✸✸✸✸✸ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t make serious decisions regarding money, contracts or medical matters based on emotions. Do more research and consider your options before you jump to conclusions
or do something impractical. Secrets will lead to confrontation. ✸✸✸ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Partnership problems are apparent if you let your emotions interfere with what needs to be done and the decisions you must make. Separate business from personal, and move forward with discipline and common sense. Your professionalism will lead to greater opportunities. ✸✸✸ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be careful. Minor mishaps will leave you in an awkward position. Concentrate on your creative projects. Stick close to home, but don’t let personal relationships interfere with your productivity. Discipline and hard work will pay off. ✸✸✸ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Showing off will grab attention resulting in added support and acknowledgment for your attributes. A partnership will help you get more done in half the time. Home improvements will pay off and set your mind at ease. Love is in the stars. ✸✸✸✸✸ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let your emotions interfere with your accomplishments. You cannot please everyone, so do what you feel is best for you and the ones you love and keep moving forward. A change will cause discord with a friend or relative. ✸✸ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep an open mind. A good deal is apparent. With a little work on your part, you can end up in a better position personally or financially. Larger quarters or a better workspace will add to your skills and your productivity. Love is highlighted.✸✸✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stay on top of what you must accomplish. Someone will take advantage of you if you aren’t careful. Frustration and depression due to an emotional money situation can stifle your plans if you aren’t creative in the way you handle your personal funds. ✸✸✸ Birthday Baby: You are a dedicated, loyal friend. You are insightful and inventive.
by Abigail Van Buren
CEMETERy WREATH THIEF DOES GRAVE DISSERVICE TO FAMILy
DEAR ABBy: I need to let off some steam, because the more I think about an incident that happened last summer, the madder I get. My sister and I take turns (a few days at a time) caring for our 91-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s and can’t be left alone. My family lives 60 miles from my mother, so before returning to my home for the Fourth of July, I took flowers to the family cemetery, which is close to Mom’s house. It’s something I do every year, and the tradition holds great meaning for me. It was late afternoon on Saturday when I took wreaths I had made for each of my grandparents, an uncle, my precious son (who was 5 years old when he died), and my dear late sister who was recently laid to rest. Each wreath was unique -- I had carefully chosen favorite flowers and colors. Even though the wreaths were artificial, they were pretty, and I felt proud to display them on the graves of my loved ones. The following evening, my sister called me after she had delivered her flowers to the cemetery. I was shocked to hear the news that my offerings were no longer on the graves -someone had taken them! (I am positive that the wind hadn’t blown them away because I was careful to secure them in the ground.) I have heard stories about people stealing floral displays from graves to put on other graves -- even selling them at yard sales. However, I have come up with a solution: The next time I take a wreath to the cemetery, I’ll put on my rubber gloves and add poison ivy to the greenery. -- ITCHING TO GET EVEN IN CINCINNATI DEAR ITCHING: I don’t blame you for being angry, and your solution is both clever and diabolical. However, as much as you would like to get even with the wreath thief, please don’t do anything rash. An innocent person -- like a groundskeeper -- might pick up the wreath and suffer the consequences.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DEAR ABBy: I recently attended a beautiful, fairy-tale wedding. When it came time for the bride and groom to cut the cake, the groom fed his bride a bite and then smashed the rest all over her face. It went all over her dress and destroyed her makeup. I’m sure she was angry and humiliated. I have been to lots of weddings over the years and have seen this happen over and over. I’m not old, Abby, I’m only 35 -- so no one can say I’m a crotchety old woman. My point is, this man had just promised to love, cherish, honor and endow his bride with all his worldly goods. Then he negated his vow with a blatant disregard for her self-respect in front of family and friends. I’m all for food and fun, in its place. However, I don’t feel a day that has been planned and prepared for months -and sometimes years, wads of money spent for a dress, veil, makeup, etc. -- deserves to be defiled. I have also seen grooms treated this way by brides. It is just wrong! -- OFFENDED IN GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS DEAR OFFENDED: I agree. Not only is it wrong, but it is also an indication of the perpetrator’s level of immaturity.
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samoa news, Monday, October 1, 2012